Finding Rest

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. – Mat. 11:28-30

The difficulties she faced in a relationship weighed heavily on her heart. She struggled with not knowing why someone she considered a friend stopped talking to her. The battle in her mind hindered her focus and peace. She talked about it to a few people, sought counseling, and remained preoccupied. It lasted weeks until three words in a scripture jumped at her: “come unto Me!”

Our tendency is to reach for human help before going to the Lord. We look for experts to give us answers to our problems. Resources are valuable, but only after going to the Lord. The Lord uses various avenues to help us, and His instructions differ from person to person. We are to come to Him first, expecting His healing touch and trusting His Lordship.

What we encounter can become a heavy weight if we don’t go to the Lord first. One way we know to do so is when we feel heavily laden. Our Lord’s burden is light; His yoke is easy. He bore our weaknesses on the cross. He is alive today and invites us: “Come unto Me!” We go to the Lord first and find rest for our souls, from glory to glory! 


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